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[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Nah. Hospitals cater to vegetarians all the time. If you want your dietary needs accommodated then you need to be respectfully assertive and not act like you're being victimized. Maybe don't throw the food on the floor (that's a last resort), but hospitals should - and will - accommodate vegetarian diets, you just have to find the right way and person to make the request.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

Tell your doctors you can't eat the food that's being given to you because you don't eat meat. The doctors should instruct them to accommodate you. Failing that order a veggie pizza for delivery to your room. There is no need to force you to eat meat if you are vegetarian. Not everybody eats meat. Don't tell them it's "moral", tell them it's "religious" and that you are a Buddhist. If they absolutely refuse to serve you at least vegetarian food then throw what they bring on the floor and let the rude staff clean it up. You need to be committed to not eating anything they serve you by that point though.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

It's from "Life of Brian", and somewhat related to Jewish identity. Here's the referenced scene - recommend the whole movie if you've never seen it.

Good for Steven and Stephen, and wish them every happiness.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

I'm Brian, and so is my wife.

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 2 months ago

this is especially rich coming from a Queensland paper.... how soon we forget...

Here are some snippets to save you reading the whole thing...

"Within months of becoming premier, Bjelke-Petersen encountered his first controversy over allegations of conflict of interest"

"three weeks after becoming premier, Bjelke-Petersen's government gave two companies, Exoil NL and Transoil NL—in both of which he was a major shareholder—six-year leases to prospect for oil on the Great Barrier Reef "

"Plans by Country Party members to support a Labor Party vote of no confidence in parliament were quashed after the intervention of party president Robert Sparkes, who warned that anyone who voted against Bjelke-Petersen would lose their status as the party's candidate at the next election."

"Bjelke-Petersen seized on the controversial visit of the Springboks, the South African rugby union team, in 1971 to consolidate his position as leader with a display of force."

"A crowd of demonstrators also mounted a peaceful protest outside the Springboks' Wickham Terrace motel and were chased on foot by police moments after being ordered to retreat, with many police attacking the crowd with batons, boots and fists. It was one of a series of violent attacks by police on demonstrators during the Springboks' visit to Queensland"

"Bjelke-Petersen praised police for their 'restraint' during the demonstrations and rewarded the police union for its support with an extra week's leave for every officer in the state. He described the tension over the Springboks' tour as 'great fun', 'a game of chess in the political arena'. The crisis, he said, 'put me on the map'."

"Bjelke-Petersen began regular media and parliamentary attacks on the Whitlam Labor government, vowing to have it defeated, and he and Whitlam exchanged frequent verbal barbs, culminating in the prime minister's 1975 description of the Queensland premier as 'a Bible-bashing bastard ... a paranoic, a bigot and fanatical'"

"Bjelke-Petersen also vehemently opposed the Whitlam government's proposal for Medicare, a publicly funded universal health care system."

"In 1975, Bjelke-Petersen played what turned out to be a key role in the political crisis that brought down the Whitlam government. Bjelke-Petersen alleged that Queensland police investigations had uncovered damaging documentation in relation to the Loans Affair. This documentation was never made public and these allegations remained unsubstantiated"

"television cameras captured an incident during the confrontation in which a police inspector struck a 20-year-old female protester over the head with his baton, injuring her. When Police Commissioner Ray Whitrod announced he would hold an inquiry, a move supported by Police Minister Max Hodges, Bjelke-Petersen declared there would be no inquiry. He told reporters he was tired of radical groups believing they could take over the streets."

"In 1977, Bjelke-Petersen announced that 'the day of street marches is over', warning protesters, 'Don't bother applying for a march permit. You won't get one. That's government policy now!'"

"When, after two ugly street battles between police and right-to-march protesters, the Uniting Church Synod called on the government to change the march law, Bjelke-Petersen accused the clergy of 'supporting communists'"

"The government's increasingly hardline approach to civil liberties prompted Queensland National Party president Robert Sparkes to warn the party that it was developing a dangerous 'propaganda-created, ultra-conservative, almost fascist image.' "

"Florence Bjelke-Petersen (his wife) was elected to the Senate in October 1980 as a National Party member and six weeks later Joh was successful for a fifth time as premier at the 1980 Queensland election, with the Nationals converting a 27.9 percent primary vote—their highest ever—into 35 of the parliament's 82 seats, or 43 percent of seats."

"In 1984 Bjelke-Petersen was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for 'services to parliamentary democracy'. Author Evan Whitton suggests the premier had made the nomination himself."

"A 'Joh for PM' campaign was conceived in late 1985, driven largely by a group of Gold Coast property developers, promoting Bjelke-Petersen as the most effective conservative challenger to Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and at the 1986 Queensland election he recorded his biggest electoral win ever, winning 49 of the state's 89 seats with 39.6 percent of the primary vote."

[-] [email protected] 97 points 3 months ago

“Mark Zuckerberg made more than $28 billion this morning after Meta stock makes record surge”

seems fair.

[-] [email protected] 70 points 3 months ago

“It was obviously really tough, we parted with a lot of talented people we cared about" - Mark Zuckerberg

"Mark Zuckerberg made more than $28 billion this morning after Meta stock makes record surge"

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Easily amused, you might say.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

The US Attorney General John Ashcroft singing his wonderfully jingoistic 2002 masterpiece "Let the Eagle Soar"

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

yeah, but now it's even funnier to read complaints about Swift-plane memes.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

je ne sais quoi

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oh this is gonna be good! (there's video)

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What a winner.

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Witness Terry Thelwell told ABC Radio Sydney he and his wife were only about two-metres away from where the car landed.

"My wife and I were sitting having lunch on a chair down below on the beach and heard this almighty roar and looked to our left and heard screaming," he said.

"The car … came hurtling across the grass on the promenade at Balmoral, I don't know how she didn't hit anybody,"

"It hit the wall at such speed and the car somersaulted over the wall, smashed the wall completely, it's a hundred-year-old wall, somersaulted on the beach and landed basically two-metres from us."

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The Australian Financial Review reported on Thursday that a senior manager at Mr Gurner's wellness and anti-ageing network Saint Haven had sought to assure staff that their founders' comments were not directed at them.

"I want to start by saying I've had the pleasure of working with Tim for almost two years now and can hand on heart say that his care and love for both the Gurner Group and Saint Haven team is immense," the manager reportedly said, adding that Mr Gurner's comments "were in no way directed at our teams".

Gurner Group says its development and management portfolio is worth more than $9.5 billion.

Previous 'smashed avocado' comments were also slammed

Mr Gurner was criticised by many in 2017 when he suggested first homebuyers were struggling to enter the property market because they were "spending $40 a day on smashed avocados and coffee and not working".

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